Tag Archives: poets

Walking Shadow

I read that in 1979 there were 79 MFA programs across the country. In 2014, (Flavorwire: “27 Writers on Whether or Not to Get Your MFA”) there were 854. I took my first creative writing class at a community college … Continue reading

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Big Dog

A brutal cold bug has bitten me like a big dog. I’ve been sick nearly a week. No more chills, at least. Headaches and sore throat have eased, though my throat is dry and sometimes a coughing fit feels like … Continue reading

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Clowns and Dicks at Open Mic (aka Mike)

Some folks write “mike.” I prefer “mic,” cuz it’s truncated “microphone.” I love open mic. I was disappointed when an established poet said she hates open mic. She’s no major poet, but she’s got a name, regionally speaking. I think … Continue reading

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Crazy Poets

When I was a freshman in high school, a thousand years ago, I was walking home after school with my sister, who was a sophomore, and a friend of ours, who was my age. Marina (not her real name) was … Continue reading

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Rebel Writers (plus a poem – Sinner)

I said I didn’t want to continue writing here. I haven’t made up my mind yet: should I stay or should I go? I had a dream last night about poets. Not academic poets, but rebel poets, free spirit poets, … Continue reading

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“Childhoods Are a Blast Out of Hell”

When I was around three, I had a fever that caused me to hallucinate. I saw snakes. I screamed, “Vívoras, vívoras,” and tried to push away the (invisible) snakes. (Spanish was the first language I learned, though I can barely … Continue reading

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By Vocation, Not Profession

No, of course this is not a professional blog. It’s a personal blog. In fact, it’s “an experiment”. I figure out how to use the “machinery” as I go along. This blog is soul, not ego. (Well, can’t escape ego. … Continue reading

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